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Security Alert Information
Just after 10:00 a.m. on 2/24/2015, Salt Lake City Police Department notified Glendale Middle School administration of police activity in the immediate vicinity of our school.
In accordance with Salt Lake City School District policy, Glendale Middle School initiated its security protocol, and placed itself in lockdown at 10:19 a.m.
At 11:05 a.m., Salt Lake City Police Department notified Glendale administration that they had been able to successfully resolve the issue in the community which had prompted the school to go into lockdown. No immediate threat to the school or wider community existed.
Accordingly, Glendale's principal Chris Gesteland ended the lockdown at 11:09 a.m.
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News & Announcements
Posted: February 03, 2015
February is a busy month at Glendale Middle School.
In addition to the statewide test administration of SAGE, our students will participate in NAEP and WIDA testing. Parents, we encourage you to support your students during this challenging time by ensuring that they are well rested and prepared for this month-long testing period. Do ensure that your students are going to bed early and arriving at school on time.
February 2 - SAGE TESTING begins
February 2 - 6 WIDA testing
February 9 - Emergency Committee Mtg 3:30pm
February 13 - School Community Council Mtg 9:00am @ Community Learning Center
Monday February 16 - President's Day - NO SCHOOL
February 19 - LIA Field Trip
February 23 - East High School Parent Teacher Conferences
February 24 - AVID Assembly
February 24 - School Improvement Committee Mtg 7:30am
February 25 - Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:30pm
February 26 - NAEP Testing
February 26 - Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:30pm
February 27 - School Community Council Mtg @ Community Learning Center 9:00am
Posted: Edited February 3, 2015
Dear Parents and Glendale Community Members:
Whichever assessment they are involved in, we want Glendale students to do their best work and show what they know!
Please encourage your son or daughter to work hard, be at school on time and on-task in their classes. The study habits which they develop in school, will help your son or daughter be prepared to successfully graduate university and enter the workforce.
What are the SAGE tests?
Starting last spring, the State Board of Education required all Utah students, beginning in the third grade, to take new state tests. The tests, called SAGE (Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence), are designed to measure more challenging state standards in mathematics, English language arts, and science.
They are completely different from former statewide tests. Therefore,SAGE and CRT results cannot be compared.
Please keep in mind:
- SAGE testing is a completely new platform with a dramatic increase in rigor and expectations for students.
- Although SAGE scores are anticipated to be lower, we want you to know schools and teachers are working diligently to prepare students to meet the new rigorous requirements.
- Salt Lake City School District schools and teachers are making plans to share individual student results with parents and help them understand the new tests and reports.
- Teachers will be sharing individual student reports with parents sometime during the next few weeks.
We encourage families to visit the following sites for more information, sample test questions, or for resources to support student learning.
- The SAGE Portal Resources: http://sageportal.org/resources/
- The Utah State Office of Education SAGE Communication website: http://www.schools.utah.gov/assessment/SAGE-Communication.aspx
- The SAGE Training Tests: http://sageportal.org/training-tests/
- Elementary Math: http://schools.utah.gov/CURR/mathelem/Resources.aspx
- Elementary English Language Arts: http://schools.utah.gov/CURR/langartelem/Resources/Parent-Student.aspx
- Secondary Math: http://schools.utah.gov/CURR/mathsec/Web-Resources.aspx
- Secondary ELA: http://schools.utah.gov/curr/langartsec/
- Science: http://schools.utah.gov/CURR/science/default.aspx
NAEP Testing Information
Glendale Middle School has once more been selected to represent schools across the nation by participating in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessment.
First administrated in 1969, NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in a variety of subject areas.
The NAEP test is overseen by the National Center for Educational Statistics, a division of the US Department of Education. NAEP is different from statewide assessments, because it offers a measure of student achievement across the entire United States.
The results of the NAEP are released each year as The Nation’s Report Card, which provides information about student achievement to educators, parents, policy makers and the general public.
In our school, the NAEP assessment will be given in February 2015.
Further information about National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
2015 Pacific Islander Student Association Awards Night
Posted: DateFebruary 3, 2015
The Pacific Islander Student Association (PISA) held its Polynesian Awards Ceremony in the Glendale Auditorium on January 29th at 6pm. Hundreds of friends, family and well wishers gathered to recognize the achievement of Glendale students who have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or above, are on the Honor Roll or High Honors Roll for the second term. The award ceremony was followed by musical performances by the Wolfgramm sisters and a potluck dinner featuring delicious Pacific Island dishes. The event, organized and presented by Ailine Lao, Dane Hess and Elizabeth Tabish (Pacific Islander Student Association Advisors) and Akesa Fuapau and Sulieti Matelau, Parent Liason at Glendale Middle School, began with a special guest speaker Big Buddah from local TV station FOX 13, who praised and encouraged the efforts of Glendale's Pacific Island students.
Anticipated Road Closure: March 2015
Posted: Edited February 2015
The 1300 South Bridge Rehabilitation Project will close 1300 South from 500 West to 700 West, from March 2015 until Autumn 2015.
The purpose of the construction is for
▪ Major bridge rehabilitation including full deck replacement
▪ Bridge widened three feet
▪ Other needed structure repairs and improved seismic performance
▪ Improved pedestrian and bicycle safety/access
▪ New signal and intersection improvements at 1300 South and 700 West
Parents and community members are advised to make plans for alternate routes around the construction area.
For further information please click here
Grand Opening: Glendale Library
Posted: DateFebruary 4, 2015
The latest edition to the Salt Lake City Library locations - the Glendale Branch, will open on February 7, 2015.
The Glendale Branch will serve a neighborhood which is one of the most diverse communities in Salt Lake City and includes a high percentage of residents that are under age 18. The Glendale Branch will better serve the needs of this neighborhood as well as provide a versatile public space to gather and hold meetings.
The new branch features nearly 20,000 square feet of space, making it the largest City Library branch, and offers 40,000 items for circulation. The branch also includes a large meeting facility, a designated teen space, and a floor plan that offers open views across the building.
The Glendale Branch is easily accessible for area students—it is located just one block from Glendale Middle School, Mountain View Elementary School, and the Salt Lake City School District's Community Learning Center.
The LEED Certified Gold Glendale Branch celebrates the Glendale neighborhood's history and diversity while offering services to accommodate this changing community's needs.
The Glendale Branch is located at 1375 South Concord (1240 West), Salt Lake City.
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat 10am-6pm & Sun 1-5pm
For more information call (801) 594-8660
AVID Awareness Assembly
On Tuesday February 24th 2015, Glendale Middle School held an AVID Awareness Assembly to highlight the phenomenal achievements of the students in its AVID program, and to introduce potential new AVID students to the advantages of the program.
The assembly began with Glendale administrator Marissa Zuchetto citing the importance of the program and its potential to offer Glendale students choices that would affect them positively far into the future:
"100% of our Grade 8 AVID students have been admitted to college already - that really speaks to how great an impact the AVID program can have on Glendale students lives."
Following Ms. Zuchetto's introductory remarks, a lively program led by AVID coordinator Dorrie Hamik, which included student talks, music and video presentations was delivered throughout the morning to 6th and 7th grade student audiences.
The event was hosted by Glendale's AVID team; Dorrie Hamik, Robyn Munro, Jen Swift, Jennica Paterniti, Susana Amezcua and Eddie Valenzuela.